Photographing Toronto’s suburban strip malls

With an essay by Orly Linovski. A documentary project focused exclusively on the architecture of suburban strip malls: this idea... Read More

Will Bill 23 kill heritage protections?

The Ontario government has proposed new legislation called the More Homes, Built Faster Act (Bill 23). But I’d prefer an act called... Read More

The Blue Cabin: A Dream of Home in Uncertain Times

Amidst widespread housing instability, many feel that we may never again be able to dream of a home to call our own. There’s a deep... Read More

Book Review – When Eero Met His Match: Aline Loucheim Saarinen and the Making of an Architect

Author: Eva Hagberg (Princeton University Press, 2022) Today, I think about Aline’s contributions to the field, and to the practice... Read More

Broadway & Vancouver Plans: A Rejection of Core Vancouver Planning Principles?

Author: Ralph Segal With the City’s current Zoning Map as an initial regulatory reference, Vancouver’s contemporary approach to... Read More

The Tower Default – Pt 2

In 1972, Leslie Martin and Lionel March published Urban Space and Structure—an influential book featuring a series of essays written... Read More

Monumental success: Toronto’s Stone Distillery has stood the test of time

The Stone Distillery, which anchors the southwest corner of the Distillery Historic District, is a noble backdrop for thousands of... Read More

Broadway Plan Reflections

This piece started with a simple aspiration: to collect a diversity of meaningful 100-200 word reflections on Broadway Plan processes... Read More

Book Review: Modern Heritage – Reuse, Renovation, Restoration

Edited by Ana Tostões, Docomomo International & Birkhäuser Publishers, 2022 Modernism was the defining architectural expression of... Read More

Book Review – Meet Me By The Fountain: An Inside History of The Mall

What was your mall? Mine was Oakridge Centre in Vancouver. It wasn’t particularly glamorous with its exterior of boring brown brick... Read More